Street Smart

Street Smart

- 7 mins to read

For the final project in “Internet of Things” last spring, our team created an API, web app, and Raspberry Pi car sensor. The Pi utilizes an on-board Diagnostics (OBD) interface and the Overpass API to enable in-cabin alerts when speeding is detected. All events are forwarded to Firebase, and an Express API and React App hosted on Heroku provide reports and visualizations of driving habits and vehicle health.
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TigerHacks 2018: Playground News

TigerHacks 2018: Playground News

- 3 mins to read

At TigerHacks this year at the University of Missouri, Olivia Sandvold, Ben Weinberg and I, worked together to build “Playground News”: A web app for elementary/adolescent aged kids to read and interact with curated news, and motivate family conversation.

Our goal was to help kids increase their literary ability, learn relevant topics through current news, and then encourage dialog over those concepts with parents through provided parental controls and data-driven tooling with insight reports.
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Ben Mitchinson

Senior at Iowa studying Computer Science and Engineering, Hackathon and Game Jam organizer + participant, open source contributor, former Pres. of Computer Comfort, mentor for HackIowa, and Resident Assistant.


Computer Science + Engineering


Iowa City, IA